Two Grade 10 golf enthusiasts are the host club players at this year’s Junior Girls Golf Championship, July 2 to 5 at the Ponoka Golf Club.
“It’s our home course. We want to go somewhere in golf so we thought it would be a good experience,” said Shaye Leidenius.
Leidenius and her twin sister Daria are looking forward to playing highly competitive golfers from across the province on their home turf. “Getting out there and playing with different people you don’t see at other tournaments,” said Shaye.
However, with the amped competition comes the nerves and both girls are feeling the pressure. “Knowing it’s a bigger tournament, better players are going to want to come,” said Shaye.
Aside from doing well, both girls have also placed personal goals for the championships. “I’m hoping to be more consistent in my game,” explained Daria.
Shaye Leidenius recently changed her swing to achieve more power and consistency, and she’d hoping the changes will come together on both her long and short game.